Cesare Lombroso (English)

Did you know that…..

the Italian criminologist Cesare Lombroso (1836-1909) maintained that the “congenital criminal” was either an atavistic or a degenerate type, and that such atavistic or degenerate characteristics could be detected by means of physical stigmata ?

Lombroso in his later writings modified his views in the direction of a more environmentalist approach.

 

(Edited by María Moya Guirao, M.D.)

"Retrato de Cesare Lombroso"

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